Archbishop of Washington resigns over sexual abuse scandal

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Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl following claims of cover-up

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington after he became entangled in two sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost support among Catholics.

Wuerl, 77, is the most prominent figure in the Catholic church to resign, and it comes after his predecessor Theodore McCarrick was forced to quit as a cardinal over allegations that he sexually abused at least two children and adult seminarians.

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